This is, what, their fifth RPG set in the Warhammer 40k universe? Does anyone think perhaps this one could be a testing ground for a system for the Star Wars RPG, should it ever come up?
"As Imperial Guardsmen, your characters will be called upon to undertake dangerous missions deep behind enemy lines. Your squad might be ordered to infiltrate an enemy base to acquire vital logistical plans, or to quickly set up an ambush against an incoming xenos convoy. With missions as varied as the galaxy’s innumerable warfronts, you and your squadmates must often rely on nothing but your own grim determination and your faith in each other"
Swap out some of the crucial words and replace them with Rebel-related ones, and what have you got?
Whatever they decide to do about producing the RPG, as long as it's interesting it'll most likely get my money. I've only ever played Saga, but that hasn't stopped me lavishing money on the other WotC or the WEG books. If they produce something that has an easy-to-remember rule set, stunning art, and infinite expandability, then I'll most likely be hooked. I imagine they'll just re-use the art commissioned for X-Wing or the LCG, anyway, as there does seem to be an interchangeability within their game-families, so that's one thing ticked off the list, at least!
The one thing that's putting me off, though, is the thought that it might be like Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. I foolishly spent a hell of a lot of money on that to see what it was all about, and the idea of a core set costing upwards of £70 to just get you started with the game really scares me. While the components can be fun, I do feel that in a RPG they can distract and get in the way somewhat...